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ARM7 tool set/IDE

Started by Lior Mouler July 4, 2007
Hi,

I am wondering if there is a way to work with TI's ARM7 tool chain
(cgtools) but avoid using CCS. There are at least two potential problems
with this approach:

1. TI's coff file should be converted to elf format which is used
by most of emulators available on the market. Is this utility available?

2. If I work with an editor external to CCS (let's say Visual
Studio) I can invoke compilation process from the editor and can see the
compilation output in the editor window, but I can't double click on a
compilation error and jump to the C line. In order to do that, I would
need a parser for TI's compiler. Is it available?

I would appreciate if anyone who works in the similar way could get in
touch with me and share the experience.

Thanks,
Lior
Hello,

You can work with all TI ARM7 and ARM9 (TMS470, OMAP, DaVinci) based devices without using CCS if you have JTAGjet-ARM.
It comes with Chameleon Debugger, JTAG interface box (USB 2.0 based) and reads TI COFF files as well as ELF files from any other ARM compiler.
You can also use CCS with it (optionally) as well as other ARM debuggers that support the RDI interface (like RVDS, ADS, AXD, Keil, etc.)
If the device has also a DSP inside, then you will need to use Code Composer Studio for debugging the DSP.
JTAGjet allows concurrent debugging of two ARM cores or ARM & DSP cores with 2 different debuggers as well.

Please see www.signum.com/jtagjet.htm for more information.

Jerry
Signum Systems

----- Original Message -----
From: Lior Mouler
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Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 12:49 PM
Subject: [code-comp] ARM7 tool set/IDE

Hi,

I am wondering if there is a way to work with TI's ARM7 tool chain (cgtools) but avoid using CCS. There are at least two potential problems with this approach:

1. TI's coff file should be converted to elf format which is used by most of emulators available on the market. Is this utility available?

2. If I work with an editor external to CCS (let's say Visual Studio) I can invoke compilation process from the editor and can see the compilation output in the editor window, but I can't double click on a compilation error and jump to the C line. In order to do that, I would need a parser for TI's compiler. Is it available?

I would appreciate if anyone who works in the similar way could get in touch with me and share the experience.

Thanks,
Lior